• Greatest show on dirt heads to Hub City

    Greatest show on dirt heads to Hub City

    The “Greatest Show on Dirt” is returning to Hattiesburg Feb. 17-18 for the 32nd annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo. The Department of Recreational Sports at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the event at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center.

    Lecile Harris, six-time Pro Rodeo Clown of the Year, will once again be making an appearance at the rodeo this year.  Lecile, a 50-year rodeo veteran, works nearly 125 performances a year at the world’s biggest rodeos.

  • Let the good times roll at Caerus

    Let the good times roll at Caerus

    Pine Belt residents will let the good times roll once again as Caerus Mardi Gras event plans are in the works. In its sixth year, the parade is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and will include a number of floats, walking groups and plenty of beads and other trinkets. The Mardi Grass Ball will be from 7 p.m. until midnight Saturday, Feb. 18, at Lake Terrace Convention Center.

    The events are sponsored in part by Keith’s Superstores and Magnolia Graphics. Parade entry fee is $125. Mardi Gras decor and beads will be available in January. Stay tuned for more information.

  • Beatles documentary to show exclusively at Saenger

    Beatles documentary to show exclusively at Saenger

    On Jan. 13, the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater will host an exclusive theater showing of Director Ron Howard’s “The Beatles, Eight Day a Week: The Touring Years 1962-1966” at 7 p.m. in cooperation with Hattiesburg Public Library’s Beatlemania month.

  • Petal Distinguished Young Women

    Petal Distinguished Young Women

    Eleven high school juniors are seeking the title of Petal Distinguished Young Woman (formerly Junior Miss) during an Enchanted Evening at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. The program to name a successor to Annaleigh Buckley will be held at the Petal High School Performing Arts Center.

    Jonathan Brannon will serve as emcee for the night, while entertainment will be provided by the Petal Upper Elementary showchoir. The annual event is sponsored by the LeBonte Club of Petal

    Tickets, which are $10, are available at the door. Children under the age of five will be admitted free.

  • Forrest, Lamar Distinguished Young Women

    Forrest, Lamar Distinguished Young Women

    The Distinguished Young Women of Forrest and Lamar Counties (formerly Junior Miss) program will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, at the historic Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg. The Distinguished Young Women program awards college scholarships to juniors in high school based on areas of scholastics, interview, talent, self-expression and physical fitness. 

     

    Forrest County Contestants

  • 18,000 luminaries brighten holidays

    18,000 luminaries brighten holidays

    Take a step back in time during the "40th annual Victorian Candlelit Christmas" and "Downtown Christmas by Candlelight"  presented by the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association and the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association, Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. 

     The annual Victorian Candlelit Christmas is a longtime holiday favorite event that draws hundreds of visitors from across the region, to explore the spectacle of 15,000 white bags with flickering candles lining the sidewalks of the Historic Neighborhood and Downtown District.

  • Rockin' Christmas

    Rockin' Christmas

    This holiday season, the Extra Table holiday concert has been transformed into “Rockin’ Christmas.” Featuring The Hub City Players, Hattiesburg will have a new way to get to give to a worthy cause during holiday season. Taking the stage of the Historic Saenger Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, the concert will feature favorite holiday songs and dances, appropriate for families and children of all ages. The event is also timed to allow early viewing of the Downtown Victorian Candlelit Christmas ,either before or following the performance.

  • SMBT returns holiday tradition to Pine Belt

    SMBT returns holiday tradition to Pine Belt

    South Mississippi Ballet Theatre, a local classical ballet school, announced the kickoff for their 2016-2017 season with the holiday favorite – the Nutcracker. There are two weekends of festivities in December.

    Shows are set for 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Saenger Theater and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 11 at the Brownstone Center for the Arts on the Pearl River Community College Campus.

  • Diamond Jubilee celebrates hard work, dedication

    Diamond Jubilee celebrates hard work, dedication

    The Junior Auxiliary of Hattiesburg’s Diamond Celebration will take place Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg. The Gala, which celebrates 75 years of service in the Hattiesburg community, is one of the area’s most cherished annual events. One hundred percent of the funds raised at the gala benefit the children and families in need in the community. 

  • Int'l Christmas art competition

    Int'l Christmas art competition

    The Kindness Foundation, Hattiesburg, is hosting its first International Christmas Art Competition, Exhibition and Exchange. The competition runs through Nov. 21 and the theme is Biblical art which is accompanied by a related Bible verse.

    The artwork will be judged by a panel of judges including the Rev. Fred Lutsenko, husband of Dr. Olga Lutsenko, who founded the Kindness Foundation in 1996. They have traveled to Russia each fall for the past 20 years to meet with Russian education officials, to oversee teacher training conferences, and to distribute Bibles to the students. 

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